Service of the Living Tradition: Toward Our Metamorphosis into Who Knows What General Assembly 2023

By Christopher Buice

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Program Description

The Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group invites you to this service where we honor those who have died, recognize those who have completed professional service, and welcome those who have received fellowship, credentialed, certified status in the past year while reflecting on ministry in a time of unprecedented change.

Dr Glen Thomas Rideout, Musical Director, stands on-stage with arms outstretched, the Singers of the Living Tradition behind him

Our Music Director, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, serves as Director of Worship Arts at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Rev. Chris Buice, arms raised with palms up, wearing a black robe and blue stole while delivering a sermon.

The sermon was delivered by Reverend Chris Buice, minister of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, a congregation where he once served as Director of Religious Education.

A line of ministers cross the stage to be recognized by officiants. The foreground focuses on Rev. Clyde Grubbs, a religious professional completing service, being greeted by Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, co-director of the UUA Office of Ministries and Faith Development..

Ministers like Rev. Clyde Grubbs were honored for their service.

About the Author

Christopher Buice

The Rev. Chris Buice is minister of the Tennessee Valley UU Church in Knoxville, Tenn.

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